There are simple and clear fiscal benefits to a government that issues a gold bond.
The question we should be asking ourselves is why is it so undesirable to be a bank in the United States? What does that say about the underlying strength of the economy?
Anyone in the world buys gold when they don’t like the interest rate offered on paper, and especially when they don’t like the rising risks.
Investors may continue to benefit for some time from the consistent boosting of financial markets by central banks. However, the longer a major correction or even a crash takes to develop, the more sudden, deep and devastating it may be.
While it is true that the new drilling techniques have revolutionized energy production in the U.S. and Canada, the increase in production has been mostly negligible on the global stage.
It’s as if the concept of “too big to fail” has evolved into the belief that some bubbles are too big to pop.